Stack & Tilt (merged)
Posted 18 October 2012 - 08:44 AM
I've used a deflated volleyball, which I assume is the same thing as the impact ball. It just doesn't seem to help me. But that may be because I'm so off with my connection haha. I may just need to keep rehearsing it until I get it.
In regards to the grip, I have made a few changes as the model prescribes. (I am left handed so this will be backwards for most of you)
I have changed my right hand, so that the heel pad is more on top of the club. I do have a question about the left hand (right hand for most of you). I have always heard the lower hand grip is to be way in the fingers. Basically across the middle joints in the fingers. I have been rereading the SnT book and it says that the club should be across the joints where the fingers meet the palm. Any thoughts on either of these suggestions? Also, the book only suggests a vardon or overlap grip. Is an interlock grip not recommended for people attempting to follow the SnT model?
Posted 19 October 2012 - 01:50 PM
Posted 13 November 2012 - 05:17 PM
S&T has worked really well for me so far. I bought the book and started working on my swing on September 28th, and since then I've played 17 rounds and I've hit thousands of balls on the range. I had a terrible slice before, but now I hit the ball dead straight and sometimes with a small draw. Consistency has been my biggest improvement; a bad approach shot for me before S&T would put me Out of Bounds or into the adjacent fairway, but now I'm usually no more than 10 yds off the green. I hit 8 GIR's yesterday (out of 15 holes on a course I've never played before), my highest ever, and 5 of those came during a 6 hole stretch. I am going to work very hard on my putting over the winter (had 7 3-putts yesterday) and I hope to shoot at least one round in the 70's by the end of next year.
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Posted 13 November 2012 - 05:42 PM
Just as an FYI and this may or may not help. But I have been doing the S/T now for several months with great success. I use an overlap grip and it is a strong grip, especially with the right hand. I am a right handed golfer.
Edited by SPARKP, 13 November 2012 - 05:43 PM.
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Posted 18 November 2012 - 07:30 PM
Posted 19 November 2012 - 03:42 AM
Best reply of the year.
Posted 19 November 2012 - 04:12 PM
It's a lot bigger if you don't leave most of them out -
Posted 20 November 2012 - 08:45 PM
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Posted 20 November 2012 - 10:59 PM
Posted 26 November 2012 - 03:59 PM
Posted 28 November 2012 - 03:59 PM
I wouldn't say I'm an expert, but I will try and help you some. The straigthening the right leg serves a couple purposes. One of them is to give your hands more room to travel inside. But, the biggest reason is for power. When you keep your right knee flex, you restrict your hip and shoulder turn. So the point is to straighten your knee in order to be able to increase your hip and shoulder turn. Keep in mind that you do not want to lock your right leg, but simply to let it lose some of its flex on the backswing. I fight the long swing as well, so this is something I know well. My problem, and I would assume yours, is that my arms lose connection with the body and lift up and off of my ribcage after my body has stopped turning. There are some great drills in the book for this. My favorite is to put a tee under each armpit and keep them there throughout the entire swing. This will feel very restricting at first. If you keep at it, however, it will become more natural. I am not sure about the moon balls. My guess would be that your angle of attack is too steep. Therefore, you are putting excess spin of the ball, causing it to shoot up in the air. If this is the case, I would work on the hipslide in the downswing and really trying to tuck your butt on the follow through. The book goes into both these thing quite extensively. I hope I helped a little. If you could post a couple of your swings, I think that would help everyone diagnose your issues a little more accurately.
Posted 14 December 2012 - 01:43 AM
Prolly been answered up here somewheres but...does anyone feel from a DTL view the hip slide actually causes the hip turn to happen automatically? What I mean is: I can go fully linear with hips and when it can't go forward anymore, the L hip begins to move out of the way. My problem is to rotate too soon and get my butt off the wall with a high R hip + no sidetilt. Musings here...
I know the 2nd tilt helps rotation but I guess I never put 2+2 together lol, thanks for the help
Edited by chrisgilly09, 14 December 2012 - 01:45 AM.
Posted 25 December 2012 - 10:20 PM
Seriously, I lose my spine angle in the downswing and my rear end gets closer to the ball.
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Posted 30 December 2012 - 08:45 PM
I know of no other drills better than slow motion to fast motion, exaggerating the feel to make the change occur faster. But losing "spine angle" is just the extension piece happening too early and it not matching up with the rotation and side bending. I don't know what the feel would be to you because I'm not in your body, but I would experiment with the opposite problem until you find a middle ground by rotating and right side bending at a faster rate than the extension part.
One example would be to make slow motion swings while literally not let your right hip get any closer to the ball than it's position at the top of the backswing. This is an exaggeration of what would really happen and may help facilitate a change.
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Posted 02 January 2013 - 04:55 AM
Any info out there? I see some of the good snt guys with the lead hip more externally rotated than the other. Why?
Posted 11 February 2013 - 04:18 PM
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Posted 12 February 2013 - 03:48 PM
Posted 16 February 2013 - 05:12 PM
Posted 25 February 2013 - 01:25 PM
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Posted 26 February 2013 - 10:39 PM
Posted 02 March 2013 - 10:07 PM
Inside rear foot to prevent sway off the ball and then inside lead foot at top. I will say my mistake is generally with driver and that is a lower ball flight.